Sunday, May 4, 2014

James Packer, David Gyngell Fist Fight in Bondi

Best mates James Packer and David Gyngell have been seen in a vicious and violent fist fight outside Packer's Bondi mansion in Sydney Sunday afternoon, May 4.

The fight resulted in James Packer calling a medical professional and at least one of the men lost teeth in the fight. A user on Facebook and Twitter, Chris Walker, reported the fight.

 "Holy crap, big street fight outside my house... Not thugs, James Packer.. And some other angry bloke going toe to toe- total brawl... Wow," Chris Walker posted to Facebook as he witnessed the fight.

 "Packer packered a punch but copped a couple of hits straight to the jaw... Then they all fell on the concrete fence and I think the other guy broke his face... They were looking for teeth after he left..."
Facebook reaction to James Packer and David Gyngell fight.

Saturday, May 3, 2014

Troy Buswell and Rachael Turnseck $14,000 Junket

Sunday Times political reporter Joe Spagnolo reports former Treasurer Troy Busell and Chief of staff Rachael Turnseck spent $14,000 on a two week trip to France and Asia.

TROY Buswell and his chief-of-staff were living it large on a taxpayer-funded credit card, escaping to the French countryside during a “fact finding” light rail mission — at the same time that WA lost its prestigious AAA credit rating.

Credit card documents, obtained under Freedom of Information laws, show that the fallen Treasurer and Rachael Turnseck racked up almost $14,000 on hotels, meals, laundry and airport transfers during the two-week trip in August-September last year, which included time in Asia. 

 At one point, Mr Buswell and Ms Turnseck toured the French countryside, staying at the tiny hamlet of Vrigny in the famous Ardennes region — which is world acclaimed for its fine dining and champagne houses, including Moet-Chandon and Veuve Clicquot.

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Monday, April 7, 2014

Video: Perth Man Goes Nuts on Transperth Bus

Video has emerged of a man abusing a Transperth bus driver and passengers.

The video was taken and shared by Facebook user Sky Peterson, on her public profile Monday.

The video, embeded below, has been shared hundreds of times by users on Facebook.

In the video, the man is seen yelling and attempting to physically touch the bus driver. The man then turns his attention to passengers, before another middle aged man approaches to escort him off the bus. The man punches the bus as passengers urge the driver to move on.

Peterson said WA Police had seen the video, and the man was known to them.

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Friday, April 4, 2014

Dixie Marshall

Who is Dixie Marshall?

Dixie Marshall is a former Channel Nine Perth news presenter, and now is in charge of the Premier's media relations.

Marshall left Nine Perth in 2010 for her new, high paying gig at the Office of Premier and Cabinet as Media Relations Director.

Marshall is in charge of the departments media spend, communications strategy and crisis management.

Dixie began her career in Perth as a Journalist and broadcaster. 

Tim Worner

Who is Tim Worner?

 Tim Worner is the Chief Executive of Seven West Media, owner of The West Australian Newspapers, Pacific Magazines, the Seven Network and the Yahoo!7 digital media network in Australia.

Tim Worner started his career as a journalist in Western Australia, famously being knocked back for a job at The West Australian newspaper early in his career.

 Time Worner is a recipient of the OPTV Medaille d'Honneur (France) for his contributions to television.

Saturday, December 14, 2013

Nine News Perth in Ratings Win Over Seven News Perth

Working the weekends paying off for Tim McMillan and Nine News in Perth. 

 Nine News Perth, almost always beaten at 6pm by Seven News Perth, is suddenly winning the ratings battle.

TVW7 Perth's Seven News was outmatched thanks to a massive Ashes lead-in audience on Friday and Saturday night for STW Nine Perth.

On Friday night, 145,000 Perth viewers kept it locked on Nine for the Tim McMillan fronted news, on Saturday that number increased to 169,000 viewers and Sunday night delivered 178,000 viewers. Seven News Perth could only manage 116,000 viewers on Friday, 122,000 on Saturday and 149,00 on Sunday.

Nine Perth boss David Mott's decision to put McMillan in the presenters chair over the weekend is a smart move. An attempt to take it up to Seven News Perth in the long term.

Nine Entertainment Co executives in Sydney will be hoping the effort will help change the long-standing habit of Perth audiences to tune to Seven Perth at 6pm.

Nine News usually outranks Seven in Sydney and Melbourne, but Seven Perth's dominance at 6pm often gives Seven News the edge nationally. Occasionally that helps Seven win the ratings night.

If Nine can take it up to Seven in Perth consistently, Nine will see significant boost to overall national prime time ratings.


Sunday, December 8, 2013

Plane Crash: South Lake Perth Oval Light Plane Crash

A plane has crashed in South Lake near Lakelands High School. Images via Twitter The small plane hit a football goal post as it came down on the oval in Perth's southern suburbs around 3pm Monday December 9, 2013.

 Reports said the pilot and passenger of the light aircraft from Jandakot airport escaped the wreckage before the plane burst into flames.

No children at the nearby school were hurt.

 Fire emergency crews were on the scene.

 Witness reaction to South Lake plan crash:

 A user on Twitter, Damien Burgess said he witnessed the crash about 2.50pm Monday.

 "Holy shit, just witnessed a .. plan crash" he tweeted.